The JNS (Joint Network Secretariat) procedures aim at EU-wide harmonisations of any action taken after any issue, e.g. accidents or incidents in railways in the EU.
Any railway stakeholder can submit a request for a JNS procedure to the JNS-panel using the notification form indicating which kind of procedure is intended.
The JNS rules distinguish between an urgent and a normal procedure:
The panel, consisting of ERA, together with NSA representatives and GRB representatives:
The task force consists of participants from NSAs, NIBs and GRBs which are nominated according to the competences required to solve the issue and answer questions. ERA is organising the procedure, arranging the meetings and acting as chair in the task force meetings, whilst the responsibilities assigned under applicable EU or national legislation, such as safe operation however, still remain with the respective railway actors involved.
The outcome of the task force discussions has to be submitted to the panel and, after endorsement, be disseminated in an appropriate way.
The following JNS procedures are ongoing/have been completed:
see outcome JNS Normal Procedure “Broken Wheels” below
For more information, please contact us here.
The different JNS procedures and Overarching Rules can be found below.